Monday, March 24, 2008

Deep Thought

Would you rather die suddenly, without warning, or know ahead of time and be surrounded by loved ones while dying slowly?

What a toughie. I wouldn't want to linger slowly, but I would love to have the opporunity to say goodbye to my family.

4 comments:

tafkalorelei said...

Ick, what a question. lol

I would not want to suffer endlessly in pain, but I would rather die slowly and know it was coming than to be hit head on and be gone in a flash. It's scary to think about really though isn't it?

Dawn said...

Good question. It depends on the circumstances and who's all involved. If the kids are little, then I'd choose to suffer & linger so they can have better closure and say things they need to before I go. If they're older, and I'm old and have lived a full life, then sudden is OK. Also, it depends how much pain I'd be in and how good the drugs were they were giving me to get through it! ;)

Becky said...

Don't know. Probably just go quickly. I need to think about this more.

Don Mills Diva said...

This is something I could ponder for hours. I'm thinking slowly so I could milk it - I'm a bit of a drama queen...